September 17, 2010

Ghosts!!! :) - Halloween ATCs and a card -

Good evening, everyone!
 Just about an hour ago, I came home from Tokyo visit by the last flight, left Haneda (Tokyo) Airport at 20:00 and arrived Fukuoka at 21:35. This was the third time biz-trip to Tokyo since last week. Though the landing was delayed for about 15 min., it was really a smooth flight tonight.
 The previous biz-trip was really thrilling, because the 9th typhoon came close to my city. I had some meetings and worked at a TV broadcasting corporation and stayed Tokyo last Monday. The next day, I flied back to Fukuoka just an hour before when our citiy came into the storm area. LOL.

 Well, tonight, I posted my ATCs and a card for this Halloween season.
Made these as my second submission for the Hero Arts September challenge Round 1 and my actual use for my friends etc. with some gifts.
* This was the same one in my Frickr gallery which I sent before 16:59JST today (before Sep.16, 23:59PST) to use my laptop computer - I brought it for my work this time. - to connect by my cell phone. Haha. I remembered that today was the deadline for Round 1! ;)
 Love this little ghost (Of course, I love the big ghost in the clear set! and the new one which released this year! Don't they look a bit shy? Really cute! ) and the pumpkin stamp! I used those many times for my last year's creations. But this is the first time that I share you mine to use them, I think. I sure remember that I couldn't make time to take pics of those or to send them to Frickr and here, because I restarted my work perfectly since last Autumn, and came to be very busy suddenly.
After that, those stamps spent days boring in my drawer until I started using again this month.

This is a hybrid cards. The center piece was used an easy way of masking - the ghost was stamped with oil based ink twice onto the printed paper, the selected area (by Lasso Tool) of the digital data was already removed and the edge of it was blurred by Photoshop.
Other elements are a little 3-dimensional. The black colored ghost is filled with Copic multiliner. The coloring for the pumpkins is Copic markers and color pencils.

*The center piece of the greeting card at the left is the same size of the ATCs.
* And I want to apologize you who made the original, if anyone used the idea that the ghost bites the pumpkin. Suddenly, last night, I hit upon it and searched the same idea in the Flickr pool, and used it for my pumpkins. (just only searched by tags -the product ID numbers-). Though I remember the bitings on many ice lollies...

*The ATC at the center bottom was the inspiration for my first entried card for this month's.
UPDATED (Sep.18, 2010 1:51AM JST): I took a pic of the ATC with my first entried card. Here it is.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin / G5269, Stamp It : Halloween / CM004 (ghost & combats),
Hero Arts Digital / Halloween Greetings
Other supplies:
Bazzill CS, Creative Imaginations PP, Hero Arts Tsugumi notecard, Printable paper
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft lilac
Ranger Distress Ink / Pumice Stone
Hero Arts 2mm gems, Copic Markers, Color pencils, ribbons

I'm going to have a give away (small goodies for Halloween with a bit ribbons for Christmas). I think I want to prepare it in a few days. Thank you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week and weekend!


  1. Wow Tomo, just stunning creations. Love them all.

  2. fabulous halloween cards and ATCs, Tomo! so cute and fun! love them!

  3. Love this Tomo, such vivid colors and your work is always so inspiring!

  4. so sweet! Love the raised ghosts!

  5. maoです。この子たち(勿論カードのデザインもです ^^)、とっても可愛いですね。

  6. Hi Tomo! Love your ATCs and matching card! Those ghosts are too kawaii!

  7. Thank you so much for all your generous comments! :)

    maoちゃん、コメントありがとう! あはは、マリクレねぇ。 表紙っぽくする為に、必要要素を付け加えると、それっぽくはなるけれども、私は、笑いっぱなしヨ。(隣で大笑いしている人も居ますぅ)
    どうもありがとう! *^^*

  8. These are all so adorable, Tomo! I love them!


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